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Author Event: Debbie S. Miller

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When: Nov 12, 2012 from 07:00 pm to 08:30 pm

Arctic wilderness authority Debbie S. Miller comes to Portland Audubon Nov. 12

Arctic Wilderness Authority Debbie S. Miller comes to Portland Audubon

Book Cover - On Arctic GroundThe Nature Store presents a free event with Alaskan author and naturalist Debbie S. Miller, lead author of the new book On Arctic Ground: Tracking Time through Alaska’s National Petroleum Reserve, recently published by Braided River.

This beautiful hardcover book is a collaborative work between Miller and 13 professional wildlife photographers (including Audubon favorites like Gary Braasch and Paul Bannick) plus other writers, as well as an accompanying CD with wildlife sounds recorded by cultural anthropologist Richard Nelson.

Miller will give a multimedia presentation exploring the vast natural beauty of the National Petroleum Reserve, a 23 million acre chunk of public land that has so far escaped exploitation, but is at risk of development for energy resources. The book and  Miller’s tour is part of a preservation campaign waged by advocacy partners Audubon Alaska, The Wilderness Society, The Sierra Club, Alaska Wilderness League and more.

The Reserve includes spectacular wildlife, with caribou, polar bears, wolves, seals and many other species calling it home. It is also the summer destination of huge numbers of migratory birds. Join us in Heron Hall at 7 p.m. for a fascinating look at one of the earth’s most remote areas.

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